New drug and alcohol policy for South Yorkshire.(Product Guide)

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have been working with Grendonstar to develop a drugs and alcohol policy throughout their organisation. The policy covers nearly 1,300 people across 35 different sites, and was implemented on September 1, 2007.

Mark Smitherman is Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive at South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. He said of the new policy: "It is obviously important, in terms of our role as an emergency service, to ensure that the people who are responding to incidents and managing our organisation are as fit, healthy and capable as they can possibly be. We are proud of our robust safety practices and can now gain even greater public confidence with a transparent drugs and alcohol policy that ensures we have a safe and competent workforce. …

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